LCHF Resources

The low carbohydrate high fat diet (LCHF) is described, somewhat humorously, in this video by Andreas Eenfeldt M.D. A more scientific approach is taken by Phinney and Volek in their book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living and was a Tedx talk by Sarah Hallberg. There certainly is no lack of recipes on the internet. A few recipes for side dishes are included in this section. The crème de la crème, so to speak.


The following flavorings may be purchased at Amazon:

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
Simply Organic Orange Flavor
Frontier Banana Flavor
Peppermint Extract
Some accessories:
Small Plastic Funnel
Medicine Dropper
Boston Round Bottle

Try eBay if you want to order fewer bottles.

Swerve and Stevia

Swerve and Stevia are natural sweeteners that have zero carbs. The manufacturer for Swerve specifies that 1 tsp of Swerve corresponds to 1 tsp of sugar. For Stevia the manufacturer indicates that 1 tsp of Stevia is equivalent to ¾ to 1 cup of sugar. Here are links to Swerve, Stevia, and some mini spoons so you can precisely measure small quantities:

Swerve Confectioners
WHC Stevia
Mini Measuring Spoons
When using mini spoons be sure to level the Stevia with a straight edge, such as a knife, for precision. Note that one of the spoons in this set is not accurate. The Dash should be 1/8 tsp but has been found to be 1/11 tsp. The following table that illustrates the equivalence between Stevia and Sugar.
Drop1/64 tsp3/4 tsp
Smidgen1/32 tsp1 1/2 tsps
Pinch1/16 tsp1 tbsp
Dash1/11 tsp1 1/2 tbsps
2 Pinches1/8 tsp2 tbsps
Tad1/4 tsp 1/4 cup
1/2 tsp1/2 tsp1/2 cup
1 tsp1 tsp1 cup

Some people experience a strong bitter aftertaste with Stevia. If this is the case then try Swerve as it is more easily tolerated. It comes in both granular and confectioners versions. Confectioners is recommended. I've found that a Pinch of Stevia corresponds to 1½ tbsps of Swerve rather than 1 tbsp. I'm using Confectioners and not Granular Swerve so a bit more is required. For recipes on this site that specify a sugar equivalent add 50% if you are using Confectioners Swerve.